33 acres of historical houses, gardens and exhibits in Buckhead, with fine dining as well at the Swan House Restaurant....Lots to offer the History buff---There are lectures, film shows, book signings---you can have your wedding here in the gardens and many other options---check the website for more details on present exhibits and tours.
the atlanta history museum is located north of downtown in the buckhead neighborhood of atlanta. this very interesting museum has collections of decorative arts, textiles and civil war relics. all of the collections relate to the history of atlanta. on the grounds of the museum are beautiful gardens, the swan mansion, and the historic tullie smith farm. for those interested in history and southern culture the atlanta history center should not be missed on a visit to atlanta.
This is one of the largest history museums in the South. It is anchored by the Swan House, and also has 33 acres of grounds. Rotating exhibits make it popular for repeat local visits, but also from afar. It features 100 years of Atlanta history and how people lived in early 1920-30's. It has been a museum since 1926, and expanded in 1990 for more room to show the items and history. The Swan home is a good site to see which houses the artifacts, which was built in 1928.
The Atlanta History Center is a great starting place to learn about Atlanta's History. The first section of the museum covers the general history of Atlanta from Indian Settlements to Terminus and on to the Metropolis it is today.
Other Exhibits include an incredible exhibit of Civil War artifacts that is one of the largest I've ever seen. The Presentation is fantastic as well.
There's also an exhibit to Bobby Jones which could be followed by a trip to his Grave at Oakland Cemetary.
The Special Exhibit at the time was on World War II and highlighted Atlanta's Role in winning the war.
When I first visited there was an exhibit on the Herndon's which is missing. It was a great example of how the black aristocracy lived. Sadly, that exhibit appears to be gone.
Tour through the museum and also tour the Swan House. An antebellum mansion that will take your breath away.